A project to install new LED streetlights on Maui failed to consider the environmental impact in violation of state law. The color is harmful to sea turtles and birds, among other wildlife.
MLive has a wonderful summary of 12 Michigan dark-sky spots: Headlands, T. K. Lawless, Beaver Island, Lake Hudson, Negwegon, Port Crescent, Rockport, Thompson’s Harbor, Wilderness, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, and Isle Royale.
The Marquette Astronomical Society’s initiative to designate part of Presque Isle as a Dark Sky Park has stalled:
Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park in southwest Michigan has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association! Together with Headlands, our state now has two IDA Dark Sky Parks and six state-designated dark sky reserves.
Detroit is positioned to adopt a new sign ordinance that would blanket the city with out-of-control digital signs and billboards. It will permit new electronic and video signage in almost every corner of the city, flooding the skies with light. Learn more and register your disapproval via Scenic Michigan’s campaign.